Skip to main content

Member profile

Dr. Dennis Redeker

: Dr. Dennis Redeker

Building/room:  Linzer Straße 4 (LINZ4) 41290
Phone:  +49 (0) 421 218 676 37

E-Mail:  redekerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Dr. Dennis Redeker is a postdoctoral researcher at ZeMKI and affiliated with the “Platform Governance, Media and Technology” lab(Prof. Katzenbach). His research focus is on questions of global governance of the Internet, of platforms and of artificial intelligence. Dennis is a founding member of the interdisciplinary Digital Constitutionalism Network (since 2019), which deals with the role of human rights in the digital age and the the increasing constitutionalization of digital technologies.


Between April 2017 and November 2021, Dennis was a research fellow at SOCIUM – Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, at the University of Bremen and a doctoral candidate at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). During his doctoral phase, Dennis completed research stays at New York University (Center for European and Mediterranean Studies) and Harvard University (Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society). He defended his dissertation with the title “Digital Constitutionalism: Transnational Advocacy Networks and the Struggle for Human Rights in the Digital Age” in March 2021 (supervisor: Prof. Martens, University of Bremen). Dennis previously studied international relations, comparative law, political philosophy and economics in Maastricht, Bremen and at the University of Connecticut.


From April to September 2021, Dennis was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum and a teaching fellow of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (KI-Campus). He has been an affiliated postdoc at BIGSSS since September 2021.


In teaching, Dennis focuses on research-based teaching, problem-based learning (PBL) and transnational teaching partnerships. Together with instructors from five other European countries, he organizes the “Digital Constitutionalism Teaching Partnership”. In the summer semester of 2022, the teaching partnership will take place for the third time in a row (now with eight participating universities, including YERUN and YUFE partners of the University of Bremen).


To carry out his research, Dennis Redeker received grants from the Central Research Development Fund of the University of Bremen, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Facebook Research, YERUN and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.


Research focus


Internet governance, platform governance, artificial intelligence, international relations, NGOs and civil society




Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), International Studies Association (ISA), Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)




  1. Celeste, E., Yilma, K., Palladino, N. & Redeker, D. (Juni 2022, im Erscheinen). Digital Constitutionalism: In Search of a Content Governance Standard. In: Edoardo Celeste, Clara Keller & Amélie Heldt (Eds.). Constitutionalising Social Media. Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  2. Müller, C. & Redeker, D. (Februar 2022, im Erscheinen). International Nongovernmental Organizations. In: Lester R. Kurtz (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace & Conflict, 3rd Edition. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
  3. Redeker, D. & Sturm, I. (2019). ICT skills in Small Island Developing States: ICT capacity building, economic opportunities and brain drain. Digital Skills Insights 2019. Geneva: International Communication Union.
  4. Redeker, D., Gill, L., & Gasser, U. (2018). Towards digital constitutionalism? Mapping attempts to craft an Internet bill of rights. International Communications Gazette 80(4): 302-319.
  5. Redeker, D., & Martens, K. (2018). NGOs and accountability. In: Aynsley Kellow, Hannah Murphy-Gregory (Eds.). Handbook of Research on NGOs, 303-324. Cheltenham: Edgar Elgar.